Summer in Georgia is a time for outdoor activities, especially on the water. But when water craft operators behave negligently, tragedy can result. For example, an 11-year-old boy was recently declared brain dead several days after suffering a traumatic brain injury in a Jet Ski accident on Lake Lanier.
A Texas jury awarded a family a multi-billion dollar settlement in a civil case, the largest that this country has seen. An 8-year-old boy had suffered serious burn injuries on his birthday. Allegedly he was doused with gasoline and set on fire; an act that many believe was an intentional attack.
Like traumatic brain injuries, severe spinal cord injuries can have a devastating impact on a person's quality of life. Recently, a star high school wrestler suffered a severe spinal cord injury recently while wrestling for his high school in a tournament. He now faces rehabilitation and medical expenses as a result. The 17-year-old wrestler is one of the top-ranked wrestlers in his state for his weight class.